tv Eyewitness News Morning Edition CBS December 18, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EST
good morning. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday, december 18th, 2012. i'm jessica kartalija in for don. a much nicer start to the day today. sharon we'll get right to you. let's go to marty. >> yesterday that fog hung in all day long. 48 degrees right now on tv hill. we started an hour ago at 53. that 48 is going to be a degree warmer than 24 hours ago. by lunch let's say 58 degrees and that's going to be pretty much our daytime high. sunshine will be returning. let's check sharon's traffic cams to see if there's any fog forming right now. >> thanks. now over to sharon. >> good morning. the traffic cameras aren't crystal clear but they are not nearly what they were yesterday. at this point the morning commute is not running so bad. we only have one accident, on west liberty at
lee road. your speeds on 95 southbound still at full speed and beyond in some areas between white marsh and the tunnel. same goes for the west side of the beltway at exit 17. definitely seeing more volume out there. there's a look at 95 just north of o'donnel street. now wjz has the stories that people are talking about this morning. jessica. >> thank you . another somber morning for a connecticut community as we remember the 20 school children and 6 school employees killed on friday. wjz has complete coverage of the tragedy. anez is in newtown as two more of the young victims will be laid to rest today. mike schuh is live with how school leaders in our area are keeping students safe. >> just 3 days after life in newtown, connecticut came to a terrifying halt residents here have begun the painful ful process on moving on. monday saw the first two funerals for victim's of last friday's mass shooting
at sandy hook elementary school. 6-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto were laid to rest. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year-olds funeral. this is a devastating event. it's heartbreaking. it just keeps gets more heartbreaking. >> pozner was remembered as a kind and caring boy. his twin sister survived the shooting in another classroom. at pinto's funeral friends wore sports gear in honor of the boy who loved wrestling, football and the giants. he was buried in a giants jersey. >> the people who spoke, there were stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothing halos off their head. >> the sandy hook elementary school will remain closed as police continue their investigation and may not reopen. classes will resume in other schools near by. >> on monday many families brought their children to this recreation center for a day of
fun. meanwhile police have been learning more about how the killer, 20-year-old adam lanza, went about his killing spree. they might never learn why. >> newtown school officials have grief counselors available for students deal being the tragedy. here in our area many parents are sending their children to school with new anxiety over their safety. wjz and mike schuh are live with more on what school leaders are saying the morning. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning. even before education , safety is the top priority for school administrators. now they're going out of their way to communicate that to parents. >> when shots rang out at perry hall high the first day of school leaders sprung into action creating a new security office. in light of what happened in newtown, school superintendent dr. dallas dance says those changes are making schools saefer.
dr -- safer. >> we have changed our focus to make sure it's proactive. it's great to have protocols in class. >> increased police presence. police provide ed d extra patrol because leaders know what happened in connecticut. >> it could happen anywhere. >> re ne fuse says all of her schools held faculty meetings monday morning to review emergency plans in each building and to discuss the safety measures in place for monitoring visitors. >> our schools and staff train monthly to make sure we are rehearsed on the security plans and should this unlikely event occur that staff would respond much the same way they did in connecticut. >> most area schools brought in counselors to help students struggling to cope with happened in connecticut. >> the building.
now they are looking to install the system at all schools. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedy in newtown. the latest updates on air and online at wjz.com. this morning investigators are trying oh to figure -- to figure out the cause of a apartment fire in baltimore county. firefighters say two children escaped after they noticed flames at the rear of the home. no injuries were reported. a major apartment fire on the eastern shore forces people to jump from their windows to save their lives. this morning kai jackson explains what happened. >> smoke and fire filled a 3 story apartment building late last night in cambridge, dorchester county. as firefighters battle the flames residents were forced to jump from the windows. >> in 35 years i've never seen people jump out of building. >> robert phillips describes the terrifying moments. >> i had 5 or 6 people laid out in the alley way.
these people jumped from 2nd and 3rd floor windows. you strike that concrete that was the end of it. they couldn't move. >> tyrone roy saw the fire and one man's quick actions to help people stranded up stairs. >> all we could see was this thick black smoke coming from the roof. this guy pulled up in a red van and he was letting people climb out of the window and onto his van to escape. >> 21 residents suffered injuries as they tried to escape. two firefighters were also hurt. one man who lives in the building says he's thankful he made it out alive. >> i'm lucky i'm not injured. i'm scare ed d to think what everybody else had to go through. >> five of the eight apartments were occupied. fire officials add that smoke alarms did alert residents to the fire. i'm kai jackson reporting. >> the cause of the fire is still under investigation this morning. a man is in the hospital
after a shooting in west baltimore. last night officers on patrol heard gunshots coming from the 1700 block of glenns falls parkway. the man was transported to the hospital where his condition is unclear. no word yet on a motive for the shooting. baltimore city firefighters spread some holiday cheer to sick children at the ronald mcdonald house. some had the chance to use the fire hose. the firefighters have been visiting for the past 7 years. with the holidays here, wjz is asking for your help as we deck the halls. show us photos of your holiday decorations. e-mail us, then look for them here and as part of a big slide show on wjz.com. turning now to sports and monday night football, the tennessee titans knocked the new york jets out of playoff consideration. second quarter ie tans chris johnson went 94
yards for the longest touchdown run in the nfl since 2006. 3rd quarter titans jack locker takes the ball and goes in for the game winning touchdown. the titans win 14-10, ending the jets playoff hopes. >> ending the career of mark sanchez and rex ryan. well, we'll see how it works. you inspire me. >> why? >> because my eyes were not accepting my contact lenses this morning. every once in a while -- it's interesting. your eye doesn't have a lot of feeling to it. it's lying -- like touching your wrist. every once in a while your guys go, no, not today. >> i have a hard time with contacts. i can only wear them when i anchor, other wise i need my glasses when i drive. this morning they were not -- it was just not happening. >> i've been stumbling around here.
you all don't see it, i look at the monitor like this. you inspire me. i broke out the glasses. let's take a look at the forecast today. a high temperature of right around 58. partly sunny, breezy, mild. it could be a very, very nice afternoon. the fog of yesterday for all practical purposes is gone. what was so astounding about a yesterday was at 5:30 it was still at 50 yards visibility. sdmrsz >> -- >> it was crazy. >> it's mild air coming up over cooler ground. almost 60 as the high today. big change by the end of the weekend. we'll have first warning details shortly. ron matz joins us right now. how are you? >> reporter: we're doing great. oh how are you doing? >> well. >> reporter: if you love trains and if your kids love trains, this is the place to be, wise avenue volunteer fire company, the 32nd year for their fabulous
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temperatures right now are in the upper 40s. 49 degrees on tv hill. 96% humidity. a slight breeze out of the west, northwest at 6. barometer is 29.55. fog may not be an issue. barometer is high . you wouldn't know it but there's this giant dome of high pressure sitting over us that would have liked to give us a nice day yesterday. 44 oak land, 43 cumberland, 44 hagerstown, low 50s ocean city and packs river, 49 dc, 52 annapolis and kent island. westminster, bel air, columbia and rock hall essentially 50. this big dome of high pressure
runs the show. there's going to be an infusion in a big way of cold air later on in this week. through the end of the forecast period temperatures are going to go below normal. the normal high is in the mid 40s. right now normal low in the upper 20s. forecast today calls for a high over 10 degrees above normal, there's that high of 58. a damp feel in the morning because of this humidity. 33 over night. tomorrow a beautiful day, partly sunny and mild 53. here's this cold front enters the area. showers, 52 on thursday. temperatures will fall through the afternoon. friday windy. that 45 is going to feel at times like 35. sun comes out big time, we lose the wind saturday and sunday. temperatures below normal, 40 and 41 degrees for that ravens game on sunday. essentially it's going to feel 20 degrees colder than today. jessica, take it away. >> thank you. now over
to sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. so far not a bad morning on the roads. if you are just about to head out, only one accident to watch for at the moment. it's on west lib liberty at lee road. speeds still looking good on 95 south bound. we can say the same for the beltway. dreep -- creeping down to 54 on the west side outer loop. we are starting to see some traffic build. same goes for 895 into the harbor tunnel. this traffic report is brought to you by your toyota dealer. for your best deal on a new car you have to look beyond the day you buy it. now is the time to make the jump to toyota. jessica and marty, back over to you guys. and straight to ron matz. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, marty and jessica. trains are a big baltimore thing. one of the biggest and west in dundolk at the wise volunteer five company. thank you for joining us this morning. here's bob francis. bob issues once
-- bob once again this year. >> our fire station almost 90 years as a tradition. sglsh -- >> reporter: let's talk about how many trains you have here. >> almost 1,000 square feet when you take in a surface area. 10 trains, 4 levels, 2 highways, one trolly, one tram and nothing but pure fantasy. >> reporter: how long does it take to set this up? >> we start about the middle of october. when you're talking about the number of guys who help out and get this set up, you're talking about 2,700 man hours in a 4 week period before we open up right after thanksgiving. >> reporter: i know it's a labor of love. >> absolutely. guys like fill -- phil is one of the volunteers that helps out. >> reporter: come on over. phil has been a volunteer for many years here. we have a lot of new stuff that year, right? >> yes, we do.
we have a new carnival scene we've added with eight new rides on that, including a roller coaster. we also have a couple new engines this year, including our custom painted engine we just got with our wise avenue volunteer fire department written on the side. we also have our ge hybrid train, which is really neat to see. it has the led's going across the bottom. >> reporter: very cool. all right. >> of course the baltimore icons that we have and know and love. >> reporter: we have to talk about one of the icons because it's here every year. marty and jessica, the golden globes have arrived early. everybody knows what they are. >> that's great. >> it is in essex. >> reporter: okay . all right. let's talk about the hours and when people can come by. >> we're open every weekday
from 6:00 to 9:00 and weekend noon through 9:00, every day through january 6th except christmas. we're having a cash raffle that you can buy tickets for. the first prize is $1,000. it's $1 a ticket. >> reporter: kids 7 and younger get in free. >> that's correct. >> reporter: >> reporter: if you don't think -- >> reporter: if you don't think people love this train garden, by the holidays, 30,000 people will come through this check this out. come on by. gentleman, thank you so much. have a great day guys. see you. >> ron, we're going to be doing train gardens all week long, correct? >> reporter: that is correct. train garden week on the morning edition. >> out of sight. thanks. your son is now of the age. have you taken him to a train garden yet?
good morning. let's take a look at first warning doppler weather radar. i'm noticing a couple of showers just making an appearance out in western maryland. i'm not going to suggest your going to see really any rain this day. there could be a little damp period over the next -- let's say between now and 9:00. forecast today is going to call for a good amount of sun this afternoon. 58 is the high. the upper 40s now. jessica. >> thank you. going green to save some green. did you know you can save money and protect the environment at the same time? here's mary bubala on how you can be an energy saver. >> good morning. today focuses on out lets on exterior walls. take off the cover plates and check out the space around the outside of the box.
you can buy special pads designed to fit underneath those cover plates to reduce the amount of cold air coming in this winter. >> for more information go to wjz.com and click on our special section on the right hand side of the home page. next up this morning right here on wjz. >> the grieving continues. two more student funerals are planned for today. that story is coming up. >> what school districts are doing to keep kids safe in our area. i'm mike schuh. a live report coming up next. >> good morning, everyone. a dense fog settles over baltimore. i'm monique griego. the problems it caused. >> we'll let you know if there's any problems on the road this morning. we're starting to see sensors slowing down. >> sega has a new game for you.
good morning. it's 6:29 on this tuesday, december 18th, 2012. i'm jessica kartalija. a live look at m&t bank stadium. nice and clear this morning. wjz has weather and traffic together. let's go to marty. >> let's take a look at how this day is going to square away. 48 on tv hill. that 48 is going to be about a degree warmer than this time yesterday. understand it was 53 an hour and a half ago. we lost a little bit of the over night fog. 58 at lunch.
that's going to be your daytime high with sunshine. now over the sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. so far not so bad on the roads. we've cleared up all of our accidents. we're looking at some very minor delays on 95. 95 between the beltway and the tunnel, you might have to tap your brakes. same goes for the west side of the beltway. 42 is now your average with a 15 minute drive time between 795 and 95. there's a look at 95 in and out of the fort mchenry tunnel. some volume, but no delays. we can say the same for 895. now it's time for wjz's top stories. two more victims of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut will be laid to rest today. kai jackson brings us new information about the shooters past, mike schuh is live with what school leaders in our areas are saying about keeping students safe.
first more on the victims. >> it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth is a 4th grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots and the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> kenneth and his classmates won't be return aring ing -- returning to sandy hook elementary school. they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >> he said he won't go back unless there's a police officer at every day. >> there will be two more funerals today when james madeloi and jessica ric os will be laid to rest. monday 6-year-olds noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year-olds funeral. this is a
devastating event. it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> noah pozner was described as smart and caring. jack pinto loved the giants. he was buried in the jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. >> there were stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothing the halos off of their head. everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> ponan will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. marly hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. while the victims families struggle to cope with what happened many want to know what caused the 20-year-old gunman to snap. now here's kai jackson. >> dot remembers adam lanza from german class. >> on one side he did something unspeakable, where on the other that's not how i remember him. i remember him as the nice kid
that i sat near in class and we joked, he'd laugh. that kind of thing. >> it was the spring of 2009, both were at western connecticut university while la sandy hook was still -- while lanza was still in high school. >> we were all hanging out and he walked by and we were like do you want to grab a drink with us. he said i can't, i'm 17. >> he took 7 college level courses between the summers of 2008 and 2009. he received several a's in computer classes. >> his mother introduced herself, said he was sick and asked where the classroom was. she was getting his assignments from the teacher. >> nancy lanza's friends told scott pelly on 60 minutes that she told them that taking care of adam was a full time job. >> he was on medication and everything. she home schools
him at home because he couldn't deal with the school classes sometimes. she just home schooled him at home. that was her life. >> ryan craft who baby sat when adam was 10 years old got a glimpse at how difficult he could be. >> i received instructions from nancy to always supervise adam at all times and never turn my back on him. >> adam lanza's parents divorced in 2009. cbs news spoke to the mediator in the divorce. he said lanza's parents seemed to love him and only wanted the best for him. >> some parents are sending their children to school with new anxieties about their safety this morning. wjz and mike schuh is live with more from school chiefs here in maryland and how they're planning to keep students safe. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. educate tos know -- educators know they have to keep them safe. now administrators are communicating that to parents in our area. >> when shots rang out on the
first day of school at perry hill, school leaders sprang into action launching a review of security at all baltimore county schools. in light of what happened in newtown, school superintendent dr. dance said those changes are making schools safer. >> we have changed our focus to make sure it's being proactive. that's how you keep kids safe. it's great to have protocols in place. you really have to make sure you're doing everything object -- on the front end. >> police provided extra patrols around the schools monday because school leaders know what happened in connecticut. >> it could happen anywhere. >> how ard county superintendent rene fuse says all of her schools held faculty meetings monday morning to review emergency plans and to discuss the safety measures in place for monitoring visitor ohs. -- visitors. >> we train monthly to make sure we are rehearsed on what
the security plans are. should this unlikely event that, this unnatural disaster occur that staff would respond much the same way they did in connecticut. >> most area schools brought in counselors to help students still struggling to cope with what happened in connecticut. >> reporter: administrators are reporting that they are seeing more parents personally dropping off and picking up kids from schools around here. >> thank you. only some school schools are baltimore and howard counties have security buzzers at the door to control who can enter the building. officials are looking into installing those secure systems at all cools. >> stay with wjz for complete coverage of the tragedies in newtown. updates on the victims and the investigation on air and online at wjz.com. a woman is facing charges after a security breach at a city school. the woman forced her way into the academy prep
school carrying a birthday cake. she said she was visiting a relative. she did not have permission. during a fight with a staff member she pulled out a knife. baltimore county police make an arrest in a shooting outside a popular towson bar. police say 26-year-old francis cane got into a fight with people at the charles village public. he pulled out a gun and fired into a crowd of people. one person was hit in the hand. cane is facing attempted first degree murder charges. dense fog across our region causes dangerous road conditions and major delays at the airport. monique griego has more. >> good morning. the fog back backed up traffic for commuters and at bwi there were a lot of cancelations. >> the lights of the inner harbor dimmed by a thick and hazy fog settling in over baltimore city. >> i walked out on my back deck and couldn't see any neighbor's house. >> it forced several schools to delay classes.
drivers had almost no visibility. >> it was just really thick and hard driving. >> on kent island foggy conditions caused a driver to crash into and take out a telephone phone. >> whenever it drizzles it's like black ice. >> fliers ran into a travel nightmare. >> every flight is canceled. >> the airport reported extensive cancelations. >> hectic. >> as travelers wait for the mist to clear, some people are enjoying what they consider a beautiful yet dreary day. >> it's very shadowy and mysterious. >> at last check a lot of the flights today at bwi were already sold out. reporting from federal hill, monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> marty will have the latest weather conditions in just a few
minutes. a major milestone in college basketball. jim bahim has been the coach actual syracuse for 36 years. last night they hosted the university of detroit. baltimore's cj fair had 8 points. syracuse wins 72-48. he has 9 00 wins in his coaching history. >> it's that time of the year when you start talking about college basketball. the big question at the university of maryland is when they go to the big 10 who do they riot for after a victory. it's like they're going to close down route 1 after they beat north western. we're going to be starting heavy duty college basketball. next week you have to holiday classics beginning, all the top basketball teams ramping themselves up for this year's campaign. where is the
road to -- where are they playing this year? >> i don't know. >> the road to somewhere on cbs, we'll be gearing up for it. in the back of my mind i want to say miami. coming up on coffee with, nascar's danika patrick joins us. she teamed up with sega for a new racing game. don and dan -- danika will explain it all. sharon gibala has your wjz traffic control. facts -- first [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪
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good morning. it is atlanta on april 8th, road to the final 4 will conclude on that day. barometer is at 29.55. warm in western maryland, 40 oakland, 43 cumberland, mid 40s around greater hagerstown, elkin at 48, 50 easton, annapolis and kent island close to 50. 48 columbia and bel air, 46 westminster. high pressure is actually ridged to the east coast.
here's the rub of the deal. it's going to be very nice today. it's going to be very nice tomorrow. a frontal boundary that's not on the computer model is going to come in and take our temperatures by sunday down 20 degrees. that's before any windchill. there will be a bit of a windchill early in the weekend. 58 is going to be the high this day. it's going to feel damp this morning then clearing skies, 33 partly cloudy over night. tomorrow partly sunny, mild with a high of 52. here's comes the cold front on thursday. friday that 45 is going to feel more like 35. wind chills maybe at dinner time to 9:00 p.m. friday night in the upper 20s. an actual low of 29 friday night. 40 on saturday, 41 on sunday. temperatures in the upper 30s the bulk of the day. now over to sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. if you are headed
out, we're doing better than yesterday morning. just one accident we're still following. it's on west liberty at lee road. if you're headed out on 95 speeds in the area of 54 from white marsh to the beltway. if you're headed out on the beltway, starting to see minor delays on the topside outer loop. 53 is now your average between 95 and 83. the west side between 795 and 95 is down to 35. there's a look at your speed sensors. starting to see several dips below the 55 mark. there's a look at the west side at risterstown road. definitely stop and go in this particular shot. there's another look outside. that's 70 at 29. everything running spoot smoothly there in the east and westbound lanes. this traffic report is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyotas are built to save your money today and tomorrow. now is the time to make the jump to toyota.
jessica and marty, back over to you guys. this morning's coffee with is with danika patrick. the interview is furnished by sega. >> welcome danika patrick back to the eyewitness news morning edition and the city of baltimore. you were here for the first baltimore grand prix. >> yeah. >> i'm going to share an iphone picture of you i took in the pits. >> oh, really? >> yeah. >> cool . >> you're in your go daddy green fire suit or whatever. in the picture you can see all the people taking pictures of you and shouting your name and all this other stuff. >> oh. >> you kept your cool. >> it was a great turn out. sfwlsz it was >> it -- >> it was. you really kept your cool when other people did not. you and your crew went about your business. you weren't nasty to anybody. you would turn occasionally for a picture. again, i think it was a tremendous performance on your part. >> thanks.
it was a fun weekend. i really like that area. i wish i had more reasons to get back to baltimore. i had a lot of fun. >> do you still have an association with go daddy? >> absolutely. they are my pray mary -- primary sponsor and will be for years to come. we have super bowl commercials coming up for the big game of the year. we have a great relationship. >> you've gone from indy cars, now you've incorporated nascar and now you're going to be a character in a video game. it's sonic's all star racing. how do you feel about that? >> it's very flattering to be a kid playing video games and to one day being in them and having kids play you is pretty neat. perfect time of the year, it's the holidays. i was -- it was
huge to be able to be a part of it. they really had me a part of it. i had a say so in everything from the look of my character and car to what i said and how i said it. it was a neat process. >> so your character looks like you? >> yeah. it's me. it's my voice and everything. >> sometimes that's kind of characters. >> it's a better version of me. >> and i can play as you. >> no wrinkles. >> i'm very hip on that. can i play as you or do i play against you in the game as it's set up? >> both. you can't play me right away. you have to kind of play the game a little bit and finish well enough and do well in some challenges. then you can play me or play against me. >> all right. i have to say that i think i'm a pretty good
driver and have always been a good driver. maybe a little bit on the fast side. when my boys got games with racing and you used the buttons and not the steering wheel i was not very good at all. are you good at video games? >> not really. i mean, i probably was when i was a kid, i was okay. i feel like i -- you know, i just -- you know, everybody has talents. it doesn't mean that it's not fun to do. everybody has talents. i don't know if video games is a talent for me. >> so you'd rather race a car in real life or on the video game? >> well, you know, you have a lot less crash damage when you play the video game and a lot less of a threat of injury. the thrill of actually being in the car is obviously pretty good. you know, not many people get to
do that. >> that's true. anything else going on in your life right now? anything coming up? i know you're in a lull period as far as racing goes. >> i'm wrapping up my year of work really, promoting the game and getting people to go out and buy it for the holidays is really one of my last things to do. i have go daddy christmas party tomorrow night in arizona. i'm almost done with work for the year. i'm pretty excited about that. >> any chance we will see you in the next baltimore grand prix? they now call it the grand prix of baltimore. >> i think the chances of that are 1 in a million. >> okay. >> so you're telling me there's a chance? no. race full time nascar now. you won't see me. again, it's a great event. i'll watch. >> okay. you did fine in it the first one. very good. thank you very much for talking to us. great success all the way around, especially with the
breezy, mild 58 is the high. 48 now. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. good morning. not a bad morning on the roads. only one accident, on west liberty at lee road. it should be gone shortly. speeds on 9 a -- 95 just a bit slow. same goes for the top and west side of the beltway. now speeds in the mid 40s on the topside of the beltway. west side in the 30s. there's a live look outside out the west side. it is top and go mostly stop in this particular shot. there's a look at 95 just south of white marsh looking slightly better but seeing brake lights. this travk -- traffic report is brought to you by home paramount. in baltimore county and in
howard county police provided extra patrols around the schools yesterday. howard county schools held faculty meetings to review emergency plans. this morning investigators are trying to determine the cause of a 2 alarm fire in baltimore county. the fire broke out last night in a home in dundolk. firefighters says two children escaped after they noticed flames. no injuries were reported. a massive fire on the eastern shore sends 21 people in the hospital. the residents escaped sunday night. occupants jumped from the building. two firefighters suffered minor injured. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a man is in the hospital after a shooting in west baltimore. officers heard gunshots coming from glenns falls parkway. they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound .
he was contrast ported to the hospital. no word on a motive. maryland is ranked #0e9ed 9th in the nation for identity theft. life lock schooled officers on how to crack down on the crime. they say stay away from unsecured websites and cut up envelopes your name and address on it. 10 dogs have graduate from the k-9 unit. the k-9s were all hand selected. baltimore city firefighters spread holiday cheer to sick children at the ronald mcdonald house. firefighters presented t-shirts and toys to more than 40 children. as you just saw, a beautiful day out there.
please stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. complete news, weather and traffic still ahead. just days after the tragedy in newtown, connecticut several lawmakers continue to push for stronger gun laws. more on that coming up on wjz. news and weather any time by logging onto our website, wjz.com. again, a beautiful, beautiful day out there. stay posted for our complete updated weather forecast with marty in just little bit. a can of del monte green beans?